Babies on the Farm is a two-weekend-long event held June 11-12 and 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jerry Smith Farm, located at 7150 18th Street (Highway L) in Kenosha.

Kenosha Calendar: Furry fun, a music milestone and more in store this weekend

Babies on the Farm at Jerry Smith Farm and the Kenosha Pops' 100th season opener among the highlights
Laura Marran

By Laura MarranKENOSHA.COM

After two decades in journalism, Marran earned her Master’s degree in Exceptional Education from UW-Milwaukee and has served as a special education teacher with Kenosha Unified School District since 2006. A Marquette University School of Journalism alum, Marran has lived in Kenosha since 1987.

Top 5 things to do in Kenosha this weekend:

Shakespeare in the State Park at Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Shakespeare in the State Park

Workshop 5:30 p.m., Showtime 7 p.m. Friday (June 10)

Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville

Each Summit Players performance is an accessible 75-minute show preceded by a 45-minute educational workshop, entitled “Inside Shakespeare’s Story: Much Ado About Nothing,” offered to kids and “fun adults.”

Workshop and show are free, a vehicle admission sticker is required: $8 per day for vehicles with Wisconsin plates (seniors $3) / $11 for vehicles with out-of-state plates. Annual state park vehicle admission stickers are also available.

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Kenosha Pops Season-Opening Concert at the Civil War Museum

Kenosha Pops Season-Opening Concert

1 p.m. Saturday (June 11)

Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave.

The Kenosha Pops play traditional military, patriotic, and big band favorites during this festive indoor concert, opening the band’s 100th anniversary season. (The Wednesday evening outdoor Pops concerts start June 15 at the Sesquicentennial Bandshell at Pennoyer Park.)

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Haley Klinkhammer at the Kenosha Yacht Club

Haley Klinkhammer

7-9 p.m. Friday (June 10)

Kenosha Yacht Club

Local singer/songwriter Haley Klinkhammer has nearly 300 videos, 40 million views, over 5 million streams on Spotify, and hundreds of shows under her belt.

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Babies on the Farm at Jerry Smith Farm
PHOTO: JERRY SMITH FARM

Babies on the Farm

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (June 11-12)

Jerry Smith Produce and Pumpkin Farm, 7150 18th St.

Local farm animals including goats, chicks, piglets, alpaca, and more, as well as some exotic animals will be on hand. Tickets $10 online or at the gate, admission gate closes at 5 p.m., attractions open until 6 p.m. Admission Includes: Unlimited giant bounce pad unlimited petting zoo (additional cost for feed & animal encounters), unlimited hayrides, unlimited time in the play areas. all attractions are weather permitting. Children two-and-under are free. Admission does not include concessions. Sloth Encounter tickets also available.

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Old Weird America: The Restless Life of Orson Welles at Northside Library

Old Weird America

Old Weird America: The Restless Life of Orson Welles, 6-7 p.m., in-person at Northside Library Community Room A, 1500 27th Ave. Join historian Cathy Polovina as she follows her curiosity and explores “Old Weird America,” to look a bit closer at a variety of adventurous, innovative, and unusual characters throughout American history. For virtual version of this program, register HERE.

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Kaleta Super Yamba Band

Tuesday, June 14

Fusion (back patio stage), 5014 7th Ave.

Brooklyn’s Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by Afrobeat and Juju veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta. The singer/guitarist from the West African country of Benin Republic lived his adolescent life in Lagos, Nigeria, where Afrobeat was born. Kaleta has toured and recorded  with Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Lauryn Hill and more. Tickets $20

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Kenosha Harmony Fest

6-9 p.m. June 24

Pennoyer Park Bandshell, 3601 7th Ave.

This event is being held to raise awareness and funds for The Education Foundation Of Kenosha & Kenosha COR – Coalition Organizing Resolution. The headlining band for the event is Shamarr Allen and The Underdawgs (who will also be appearing at Summerfest’s opening weekend).

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The Lineup 

THURSDAY, June 9

Music

The Rhythm Dogs Blues Jam, 8 p.m. Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Sophie Shulman (classical and jazz guitar), 5-10 p.m., 1844 Table & Mash, The Stella Hotel & Ballroom, 5706 8th Ave.

Chaine de Gitaine (gypsy jazz), 7:30 p.m., Sazzy B, 5623 6th Ave. 

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.  Through Aug. 7.

The Kenosha Kingfish host Rockford Thursday and Battle Creek Friday and Saturday at Simmons Field.

Potpourri 

Kenosha Kingfish vs. Rockford baseball, 6:05 p.m., Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. Tickets $8-$35

Old Weird America: The Restless Life of Orson Welles, 6-7 p.m., in-person at Northside Library Community Room A, 1500 27th Ave. Join historian Cathy Polovina as she follows her curiosity and explores “Old Weird America,” to look a bit closer at a variety of adventurous, innovative, and unusual characters throughout American history. For virtual version of this program, register HERE. 

Southport Light Station Museum – Climb a Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 5117 4th Ave. Free admission for the keeper’s house tour; donations are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 for ages 12 and over, $5 children 8-11 years old. (Must be 8 or older to climb.) More information

Family 

Storytime at Fire Station #6, 10-10:30 a.m., on the fire station lawn, 2615 14th Pl. (Please Park at the adjacent northside library, not at the station. Ages 3-5. 

Stamp it Up, 11 a.m.-noon, Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. kids ages 5-9 can design stamps and experiment printing with a variety of household objects. Design a cover for an art journal to keep creativity going all summer. Free. 

Kidding Around Yoga, 3-3:45, Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Ages 5-12 can shake, sing, and be silly while learning basic yoga poses, mindfulness, and meditation! Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) is a fun and engaging practice for young yogis. Class is led by a KPL staff member who is a certified KAY teacher. Registration required. 

FRIDAY, June 10 

Music 

Hooks and Midnight Crow, 9 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. $10. 

Marie Martens Trio (Jazz, Blues, Rock), 8:30 p.m., Sazzy B 5623 6th Ave. 

Mykal Baas & The Delivery Men (Rock), 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Phrenology’s 20th Anniversary Show, with Tongan Death Grip and Republicans on Welfare, 9 p.m., Hattrix, 2425 60th St. The Art of Korye Champion & Jon Grayson will be on display. 

Marie Martens Trio at Sazzy B

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.  Through Aug. 7.

Potpourri 

Kenosha Kingfish vs. Battle Creek baseball, 6:05 p.m., Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. Tickets $8-$35 

Second Friday Lecture Series – Gettysburg Stories, noon-1p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. The story of Gettysburg lies in its locations, monuments, and artifacts. Join us as we travel to lesser visited places on the battlefield where the monuments and artifacts will share stories as important as any on the battlefield. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Civil War Round Table and Iron Brigade Association. Free. 

Shakespeare in the State Park, Workshop 5:30 p.m., Showtime 7 p.m. Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville. Each Summit Players performance is an accessible 75-minute show preceded by a 45-minute educational workshop, entitled “Inside Shakespeare’s Story: Much Ado About Nothing,” Workshop and show are free, a vehicle admission sticker is required: $8 per day for vehicles with Wisconsin plates (seniors $3) / $11 for vehicles with out-of-state plates. Annual state park vehicle admission stickers are also available. 

Southport Light Station Museum – Climb a Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 5117 4th Ave. Free admission for the keeper’s house tour; donations are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 for ages 12 and over, $5 children 8-11 years old. (Must be 8 or older to climb.) More information

Small Eyes Under the Sky at Hawthorn Hollow

Family 

Bilingual Storytime 9:30-10:00 a.m. Southwest Library Park, 7979 38th Ave. ¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to our storytime bilingüe. We will read libros and sing canciones! In case of inclement weather, storytime will be moved inside. 

Preschool Storytime at 10:30-11:00 a.m.m Southwest Library Park, 7979 38th Ave. designed for children ages 3-5 with 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays, and more during this classic storytime. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on, in case of inclement weather, storytime will be moved inside the library. 

Brown Bag Movies: Sing 2, noon-2 p.m., Southwest Library, Activity / Community Room B, 7979 38th Ave. Bring a lunch or some movie snacks to eat and watch a fun family film on the big screen.

Small Eyes Under the Sky, 7:30-9 p.m., Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Rd. Take turns looking through our 16-inch telescope at binary stars, dim planets, distant galaxies, and other sky objects. Learn about these objects, their distances, sizes, and orbits and take a two-hour tour of the night sky. Tickets $12 

Teen After-Hours: Library Lock-In, 6-8 p.m. Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. Ages 12-19. Get locked in the library for this fun after-hours event. Play Library Hide-and-Seek, compete in trivia, and more. Snacks and beverages, Registration and permission slips are required to be turned in by 5 p.m. on Friday (June 10). No walk-ins will be admitted. 

Big Style Brass Band at Petrifying Springs Biergarten

SATURDAY, June 11 

Music 

Big Style Brass Band, 6 p.m., Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St. 

Boys and Toys, 3 p.m., 58 Below, 504 58th St. 

Toke Magic (Jam Band) 6-9 p.m., Union Park Tavern Biergarten, 4520 8th Ave. 

Kyle Kofoed, 8 p.m., TG’s, 4120 7th Ave. 

Boys and Toys at 58 Below

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.  Through Aug. 7.

Potpourri 

BioBlitz Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pringle Nature Center, at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave. Milwaukee Public Museum brings together a group of scientists in a race against time to see how many species they can count in a 24-hour celebration of biodiversity in a Wisconsin natural area, culminating in a public festival. Free.

Kenosha Kingfish vs. Battle Creek baseball, 6:05 p.m., Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. Tickets $8-$35 

Meet-and-Greet with Jeffrey D. Boldt, author of the novel “Blue Lake,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue House Books, 5615 6th Ave. A. 

Jeffrey D. Boldt at Blue House Books

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Simmons Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Simmons Library, 711 59th Pl. Enjoy a peek behind the scenes of our local historic treasure. Learn about Zalmon Simmons, Daniel H. Burnham, and the history of this beautiful building. This tour involves significant stair climbing. Due to the historic nature of the Simmons Library, the building is not equipped with a ramp for entrance. This event requires the use of a spiral staircase. Registration required. 

Aquanuts Water Show, 6 p.m., Lance Park, 55 Lance Dr., Twin Lakes.

Kenosha HarborMarket, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 2nd Avenue at 56th St. and Place de Douai.

Kenosha Public Market, 625 52nd St. adjacent to Veterans Park.

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series sponsored by Kenosha County Parks, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kenosha County Veterans Park, Free. (See Kenosha.com story for more information). Registration required.

Southport Light Station Museum – Climb a Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 5117 4th Ave. Free admission for the keeper’s house tour; donations are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 for ages 12 and over, $5 children 8-11 years old. (Must be 8 or older to climb.) More information

Family 

Family Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m, Uptown Neighborhood Library, 2419 63rd St. The whole family is invited to storytime, come read stories, sing songs, and have fun! 

Animal Quest (for families with children), 10:30 a.m.-noon, Southwest Library Park, 7979 38th Ave. Come join us for a special presentation from Animal Quest, and learn about some of their amazing animals. They might introduce participants to a duck, skunk, snake, or maybe even a coatimundi! 

Jay Matthes at Petrifying Springs Biergarten

SUNDAY, June 12 

Music 

Jay Matthes, 3 p.m., Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St. 

Open Mic with Daniel Thompson and his 3 AM Saints, 4-8 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. 

Cy’s Piano Jams 4-7 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Art

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.  Through Aug. 7. 

Potpourri 

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series sponsored by Kenosha County Parks, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Petrifying Springs #3, 5555 7th Ave.Free. (See Kenosha.com story for more information). Registration required.

Wilmot Flea Market (season opener), 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Kenosha County Fairgrounds, 30820 111st St. Family-friendly, open-air market with free parking and concessions. Admission $2 for adults, $1 seniors and kids 6-14. Kids 5-under admitted free. 

Southport Light Station Museum – Climb a Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 5117 4th Ave. Free admission for the keeper’s house tour; donations are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 for ages 12 and over, $5 children 8-11 years old. (Must be 8 or older to climb.) More information

Family 

Sunday Storytime, 11 a.m., guest reader TBA, Blue House Books, 5615 6th Ave. A.

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